Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global sales for the first half of 2015, threatening to end the Japanese group’s three-year reign as the world’s top-selling carmaker.

Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global sales for the first half of 2015, threatening to end the Japanese group’s three-year reign as the world’s top-sel(...)

Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Publicis, the owner of advertising agencies including Leo Burnett and Saatchi and Saatchi, said second-quarter sales rose 39 per cent, beating analyst(...)

Mcity: the Ann Arbor site has 40 building facades, angled junctions, a roundabout, a bridge, a tunnel, gravel roads and plenty of obstructed views. Photograph: University of Michigan  M City at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, a purpose-built test town for  driverless vehicles.

A simulated city opened in the US this week, on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, to see if self-driving cars can operate without(...)

In the red corner: the latter-day apostles of the church of Ned Ludd who denounce cyberculture as a vampiric organism that has sucked the lifeblood ou(...)

Des Higgins, who developed Clustal, in 2002. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

We are not always good at telling the stories of Irish scientists and the impact of their work. One of these stories concerns the extraordinary imp(...)

Hyundai is the surprise sales leader in the first 10 days of the new 152 registration plate

Hyundai is the surprise sales leader in the first 10 days of the new 152 registration plate. Provisional figures show 15,203 new cars have been regis(...)

The revised midlife Toyota Auris may not represent any great change or shift in design, but it does represent a change of direction for Toyota in t(...)

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Ford’s SUV sales rose 10 per cent but car sales fell 3.5 per cent in June. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Strong demand for sport utility vehicles and trucks in June helped General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co offset slowing demand for sedans by allowing th(...)

Hyundai had a strong June, keeping ix35 sales on the boil.

For the first time in 2015, car sales dropped in June compared to the same month last year. The fall was relatively slight, from 1,684 cars in June 20(...)